The New Robocop Trailer Is Here
With the Robocop remake due for release on February 7th 2014, Sony Pictures have released a new trailer to further whet fans appetites.
"In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer."
The new film looks everything the 1987 original isn't. Slick, fast and layered in some very expensive GC effects and quite possibly minus the political subtext and any of the originals distinct humour.
However, the film could well be saved by featuring a very strong cast, who on the face of it should be very watchable if nothing else. With Joel Kinnaman in the title role, 2014's Robocop also other notable actors such as Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earle Haley and Gary Oldman.
While it is unfair to compare it to the original, the remake will doubtless cause upset among it's more hardcore fans and has already been the subject of an online backlash. Only time will tell whether it falls into the same high regard or not.